Paul Fain

Paul Fain, News Editor, came to Inside Higher Ed in September 2011, after a six-year stint covering leadership and finance for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Paul has also worked in higher-ed P.R., with Widmeyer Communications, but couldn't stay away from reporting. A former staff writer for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., Paul has written for The New York Times, Washington City Paper and Mother Jones. He's won a few journalism awards, including one for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association and the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award. Paul got hooked on journalism while working too many hours at The Review, the student newspaper at the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in political science in 1996. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a long-suffering fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Fain plays guitar in a band with more possible names than polished songs.

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Most Recent Articles

January 9, 2013
Coursera unveils fee-based, verified courses, which could generate revenue for the company and its university partners.
January 8, 2013
The U.S. Veterans Administration and the National Student Clearinghouse team up to track graduation rates.
January 8, 2013
ITT Educational Services, a for-profit college chain specializing in technical programs, last week announced that it had agreed to a $46 million settlement payment to Sallie Mae, according to a corporate filing. The settlement was related to a lawsuit filed by the lending giant, Reuters reported, which argued that ITT had breached a shared loan risk agreement.
January 3, 2013
Community college enrollments in Texas level off, and newly required meningitis vaccinations (and associated fees and hassles) might be part of the cause.
December 21, 2012
Research backs reformers' criticism of remedial placement exams, but colleges rely heavily on them, a new study finds.
December 21, 2012
Late Wednesday the U.S. Senate passed legislation aimed at requiring colleges to be more transparent about how they serve veterans.
December 20, 2012
City College of San Francisco is 3,000 students short of an enrollment threshold for state funding, which will lead to an expected budget hit of $6.5 million, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
December 19, 2012
The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, a national accrediting agency, has dropped an inquiry into 10 campuses owned by Career Education Corp., the for-profit higher education provider announced Tuesday.
December 19, 2012
Two veterans of traditional higher education talk about why they took on the challenge of leading for-profit Ashford University during a severe accreditation crisis.
December 14, 2012
John Sperling, who founded the Apollo Group and its University of Phoenix in 1972, will retire as executive chairman of the company's board of directors at the end of this month, Apollo announced today. His son, Peter Sperling, will take over as the board's chairman.

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